Deakin Research

Deakin Research

New AEC Applications

Staff or students at Deakin University are required to submit a New Application and obtain approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) if they intend on using animals for research or teaching. Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the project.

The following animals require AEC Approval:

  • any live non-human vertebrate (including mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians)
  • adult decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobster and crayfish only)
  • adult cephalopods (such as octopus and squid)

Approval will only be given for a maximum of 3 years, subject to annual review of the project.

Submitting a New AEC Application:

Deakin University has recently moved to a new online application system.

To submit a new AEC application, please go to the Deakin Research Management System and LOGIN to RMENET (Use your Deakin username and passwarod)

In completing the AEC application, it is important that investigators refer to AEC application guidelines.

Please see below the following flowcharts, guides and FAQ to help you complete the online AEC application.


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17th October 2014